[Server-devel] Mesh connectivity from regular WiFi gear

John Watlington wad at laptop.org
Tue Apr 15 17:10:01 EDT 2008

On Apr 15, 2008, at 3:54 PM, Martin Langhoff wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 15, 2008 at 2:32 PM, John Watlington <wad at laptop.org>  
> wrote:
>>  It works fine if using the AA to connect to an AP.
> Interesting... Tell me more about this... would it work to have the XS
> with a conventional AP on its LAN connection, and a couple of AAs
> installed further away to extend the reach?  Will that scale well?  
> IOWs
> how smart are the AAs in their behaviour as repeaters?

Theoretically, that could be done.   Practically, it will never happen
as the 5m USB cable limitation means that AA have to be near
the server.

> Am I understanding your comment right?

No.  If it gets repeated, it is mesh traffic.

> cheers,
> m
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